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I was going to post another shot of the polygraph today (I have another three or maybe four shots that are worth using) but I took this photograph instead and decided I’d rather use it today – the other shots can wait.

In case it isn’t obvious, it’s a shot of the grill on the front of our car; the one immediately in front of the windscreen. The original was supposed to be red but, stupidly, I still had the camera set to a custom white balance from when I took the shots of the polygraph. And as those shots were taken under fluorescent lighting it really messed up the colour balance of this one. I did try to get it to something approaching the original scene but it came out either too pink, or the wrong shade of red. So I gave up trying. And, having seen the original, the blue actually works a lot better.

While you’re here – if you have the time – I’d like some feedback on my alternative individual entry archive page, the one you get to by clicking the display image only link. When I first created this site I thought the picture frame effect worked quite well, but now I’m wondering whether something a bit more minimalist might be better (e.g. something like brownglasses or pixpopuli). Anyway, I’d appreciate your thoughts.

capture date
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metering mode
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image quality
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Canon G5
11.06am on 6/2/04
Program AE
B+W UV 010
4x3 + macro
comment by Jasmin at 05:32 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2004

Very cool photo. It's got a very industrial and modern feel.

comment by M. Douglas Wray at 05:24 AM (GMT) on 7 February, 2004

I *like* the picture frames, I'd keep them. Just my opinion. Beautiful shot this. Just lovely - 'silky' is a word I'd use to describe that reflective blue. Yum.

Great site - browses flawlessly in Camino 0.7 on my old 266MHz G3 desktop under OS X 10.2.8. I'll be back when my 'alpha box' is done doing it's backup!

comment by kane at 08:21 AM (GMT) on 7 February, 2004

Very cool electric blue and fine clean lines.

comment by jane at 03:01 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2004

Space-like and domestic at the same time. Shade of blue to die for. Is this a brand new appliance bought purposely or has there been some heavy duty housework occuring??? I agree with M D about the 'silky' feel - it looks like that silky oily feel I would like to get when photographing water.

comment by btezra at 05:04 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2004

~I/eye am instantly grabbed by those blues ... the forms themselves really provide some punch to the frame, well seen/captured!~

comment by Maneck at 08:54 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2004

You were right

Cool car you drive, wish mine looked as good ;)

comment by Jeremy at 12:21 AM (GMT) on 20 July, 2005

Nice. Mistakes are often the best experiment.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 18 April, 2011

Blue grill, for a blue day, when you've got the blues.... nice...